Fujifilm M-Mount Adapter brings Leica lenses to the X-Pro1



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FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES M-MOUNT ADAPTER FOR X-PRO1 INTERCHANGEABLE LENS
DIGITAL CAMERA SYSTEM

Valhalla, N.Y., May 24, 2012 ? FUJIFILM North America Corporation
today announced that it will release an M-Mount Adapter for the
FUJIFILM X-Pro1 interchangeable lens digital camera system, specially
made to enhance the experience of taking photos with the professional
X-Pro1 digital camera. The all new M-Mount Adapter is designed to
expand the lens selection of the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 interchangeable lens
digital camera system, and give photographers a wide range of shooting
capabilities.

"Since the introduction of the FUJIFILM X100, Fujifilm has made a
commitment to expanding the functionality of the X-Series, and today
we are very pleased to offer customers a premium accessory that they
can truly be excited about ? an M-Mount Adapter for the FUJIFILM
X-Pro1," said Go Miyazaki, division president, Imaging and
Electronic Imaging Divisions, FUJIFILM North America Corporation.
"We listened very carefully to our customers about their desire
for an M- Mount for the FUJIFILM X-Pro1, and we are proud to announce
that this accessory will be available soon for everyone."

Precision Made M-Mount Adapter
Similar to the FUJIFILM X-Pro1's exacting design standards, the
precision made M-Mount Adapter is engineered to deliver superb results
for discerning photographers.

The M-Mount Adapter is comprised of three parts: an aluminum mount for
the body, a stainless steel mount for the lens, and an aluminum
central tube. This construction enables an accurately-maintained
distance of 27.8mm from the lens mount to sensor, which is crucial for
delivering high quality and high resolution images.

The camera side of the M-Mount Adapter features an array of electronic
connections that automatically pass information to the FUJIFILM X-Pro1
body based on pre-registered lens profiles. With firmware version 1.10
or later, this information is transmitted by pressing the Function
button on the side of the adapter, which allows users to access the
M-Mount Adapter Settings menu on the rear LCD.

While attached, the M-Mount Adapter still allows users to enjoy the
benefits of the FUJIFILM X-Pro1's extraordinary Hybrid Multi
Viewfinder. The Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) and LCD monitor both offer
a 100% field of view, and the Optical Viewfinder (OVF) displays a
bright frame corresponding to the focal length in use.

M-Mount Adapter Provides Ultimate Control
The FUJIFILM M-Mount Adapter provides ultimate control by allowing
users to create and fine tune lens profiles through the X-Pro1's Mount
Adapter Settings menu. This menu allows X-Pro1 users to profile up to
six lenses. There are four pre-sets for 21mm, 24mm, 28mm and 35mm
lenses, plus two optional settings for additional optics.

With the Fujifilm M-Mount Adapter attached, profiles can be
user-defined, based on distortion, peripheral illumination and color
shading corrections.

Three levels of distortion correction are also available to combat
barrel distortion on wide-angle lenses, and pincushion distortion on
telephoto lenses. Users can select from Strong, Medium or Weak
correction, or simply turn any correction off.

Peripheral illumination controls the amount of darkening at the four
corners of an image. Eleven levels of correction can be applied from
+5 to -5 (including "0") with users given the choice of
darkening the corners of the image to emphasise a central subject or
lightening edges for more even illumination across the frame.
Finally, color shading correction allows each corner of the frame to
be color corrected to combat any shift in color between the center and
edges of the frame. Corrections can be made to red/cyan color shading
and blue/yellow color shading from -9 to +9 relative to the green
channel.

FUJIFILM M-Mount Adapter key features
? Three-piece aluminium and stainless steel construction
? 27.8mm lens mount to sensor distance
? Electronic connections and Function button
? Compatible with Hybrid Multi Viewfinder
? Lens profiles and corrections available through Mount Adapter
Setting menu (firmware version
1.10 or later must be installed for using above features)

The M-Mount Adapter will be available in June 2012 for $199.99.

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